Kenmore Air Harbor is a privately-owned public-use seaplane base located on the northern end of Lake Washington, one mile (2 km) south of the central business district of Kenmore, a city in King County, Washington, United States.
Kenmore Air was founded in 1946 by three high school friends, reunited after World War II. With one airplane, and a single hangar near a swamp at the North end of Lake Washington (Seattle), Bob Munro, Reg Collins, and Jack Mines gave birth to what was to become the largest and most respected seaplane airline in the world. In 2003 Kenmore Air started an all weather wheel plane passenger and cargo service (Kenmore Air Express) based out of the Boeing Field airport. This new services adds reliable all weather day/night flights to several Puget Sound destinations and also Campbell River BC.
Facilities and aircraft
Kenmore Air Harbor covers 5 acres
) which contains two seaplane
landing areas: 16/34 measuring 10,000 x 1,000 ft (3,048 x 305 m) and 18/36 measuring 3,000 x 1,000 ft (914 x 305 m). For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2005, the airport had 41,300 aircraft operations, an average of 113 per day: 80% air taxi
and 20% general aviation
(8,300). There are 70 aircraft based at this airport.
Airlines and nonstop destinations
- Kenmore Air (Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Big Bay Area, Sunshine Coast and NE Vancouver Island [Queen Charlotte Straight])